Takachiho Gorge, Miyazaki, Japan

Takachiho-kyo(Gorge) and Manai waterfall. Takachiho is a town located in Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

Fall in Shisen-do, Kyoto, Japan

gardenriver: “ Zen garden of a retired samurai warrior, in the NE hills of Kyoto. Name of garden: Shisendo. We also saw it called Shisendo Villa. This is one of my favorite gardens on the planet, but.

the World Heritage, Mt. Fuji, Japan 富士山

the World Heritage, Mt. Fuji, Japan 富士山-- So pretty! My life's mission is to visit Japan at least once, and travel everywhere there and take a million pictures!

Kyoto, Japan

Kimonos are handmade, and geisha usually get kimonos designed just for them. Kimono prints and fabrics change with the seasons, but they are always made of silk. Geisha also spend about two hours just doing their makeup, hair, and putting on the kimono!

Genko-an temple, Kyoto, Japan 源光庵

Genko-an temple, Kyoto, Japan 源光庵. So incredibly beautiful with all the shoji screens/walls removed.

Old Tokyo, Japan

Sooner or later every graphic designer is asked to design a signage for a storefront or general way finding. Here are some awesome signage design inspiration I have been collecting from everywhere. Hope you enjoy them.

Coffee Pot, 1650–1675. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase by subscription, 1879 (79.2.176a, b)

OK I know it's not a tea pot but could not resist! Coffee pot, Edo Period Japan Porcelain with underglaze blue and mounted with silver (Hizen ware, Arita type)

Lovely old Japanese inn in the beautifully preserved old post town of Magome-juku, Nagano Prefecture.

Lovely old Japanese inn in the beautifully-preserved post town of Magome-juku, Nagano Prefecture.

✮ Sunset over Nagasaki, Japan

Oh to sit quietly meditating on the quietness and supreme beauty of this "Sunset over Nagasaki, Japan" with gentle sounds of nature to calm one's mind and soul.

March 20, 1602: The Dutch East India Company is founded. The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-indische Compagnie) was founded through the sponsorship of the Dutch government, who granted it a monopoly over trade in the East Indies through a charter that was set to expire after twenty-one years. The company could, through this charter, build forts and conduct military and diplomatic activities in the area, which would help to protect and direct Dutch trade in the East Indies

The Dutch East India Co. was richer and more powerful compared to the English East India Co., which resulted in Dutch East India Co. becoming dominant over Asian trade routes.

Kurosaki Church #japan #nagasaki

Kurosaki Church, Nagasaki, Japan Wow, it reminds me of gothic architecture, but it's Japanese.